2017 BMW X1 Release Date, Specs and Info

If you are looking for a small SUV that offers a spirited performance, spacious cabin, a feature galore, and upscale performance, the BMW XI for 2017 is a strong contender. It may lack the athleticism of its previous model, but it offers a heightened practicality. Its release date should be expected during the second half of this year if the rumored reports are anything to go by.

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Some of its revitalized features include a better-than-average fuel economy ratings, a spacious interior chock full of upscale furnishings, a strong four-cylinder engine, and tons of standard features. For 2017, the 2017 BMW X1 offers a complete redesign and subtle exterior and interior changes.

If you have been shopping around for a luxury crossover you’ll probably have come across the BMW X1 for 2017. This is BMW’s smallest and most affordable vehicle. The outgoing model provided a fun driving experience but in the process jeopardized its passenger space which didn’t go well with many users, of course. The redesigned X1, on the other hand, promises better and improved interior space.

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This is because the new X1 is no longer based on the FWD BMW 3 Series and now shares the same platform as that of the Mini Cooper. True, it sounds a bit confusing to have both “BMW” and “FWD”. However, those skeptical about the changes shouldn’t worry a thing about the turn of things. The new architecture has lots to offer in terms of suspension upgrades and performance.

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Interior wise, both leg-and shoulder room have been improved particularly in the backseat. The new X1 now offers top-of-the-range cargo volume but anyone thirsty for more space should probably opt for the larger X3 crossover. The cabin materials offered are classy even for the base model. Newer technology features are also available including but not limited to a frontal collision mitigation system, a heads-up display, pedestrian mitigation, and a hands-free power tailgate.

Of course, you will probably want to shop around in the segment before you finally give in. some of the X1 bogeys include the 2017 Lexus NX 200t, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA250, the 2017 Acura RDX, and the 2017 Audi Q3.

Available Trims – BMW X1

The new 2017 X1 is only available in one well-appointed trim level: xDrive28i.

Exterior Dimensions & Interior Review – 2017 BMW X1

Standard accessories and technology available for the model include driver memory settings, automatic windshield wipers, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, an eight-way power front seats, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, automatic climate control (dual-zone), premium vinyl upholstery, a power liftgate, and 18” wheels. Standard electronic features available include a USB input, CD player, a seven-speaker sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, BMW’s iDrive interface with a touchpad controller, a navigation system, and a 6.5” screen.

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Several major packages are available as options. Starting off the package list is the Premium package that comes equipped with a panoramic sunroof, interior ambient lighting, a four-way power lumbar, adaptive LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, power-folding mirrors, and a hands-free control. The Luxury package gets you wood interior trim and an upgraded leather upholstery.

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For the technology addicts, expect an upgraded 8.8” display screen, and smartphone apps. The M Sport package adds exterior aerodynamic trim pieces, standard all-season run-flat tires, M Sport steering wheel with shift paddles, a sport-tuned suspension tuning, exterior aerodynamic trim pieces, sportier programming, and summer performance tires.

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Safety wise, buyers should expect rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam control, frontal collision warning, automated parallel-parking system, and heated steering wheel.

Engine Specs – 2017 BMW X1

As already mentioned, under the hood of the X1 is a 2.0L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine rated at 228 hp and 258 lbs. of torque. Transferring the power to the four wheels is an eight-speed automatic transmission system.

As per BMW estimates, we should expect the X1 to dash from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. Its estimated fuel economy ratings stand at 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

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2017 BMW X1 Release Date U.S.A & Price

The 2017 BMW X1 will cost you an MSRP starting from $34,800. As for its release date, we should expect the vehicle to go for sale during the second half of this year.

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2017 BMW X5 – Release Date, News and Rumors

With a steadfast high-speed stability, a huge list of features, efficient and potent engines, and a comfortable and luxurious interior, the 2017 BMW X5 is undoubtedly a standout in the luxury crossover SUV segment. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, though it is debatable. 

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The new 2017 BMW X5 is a source of many strengths, and of them is a standard all-wheel drive system that works even in full EV mode. And regardless of its weight due to the added sophisticated hybrid hardware, the X5 is still potent just as the regular xDrive35i model. In fact, its acceleration from 0-60 mph takes about 6.5 seconds.

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Another strength the 2016 X5 plug-in hybrid offers is its general versatility and power. Under its skin lies an electric motor and lithium ion battery working synergistically with a turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine. The 14 miles of electric-only range may not be enough, but is suitable in running local errands within the city. The output of the whole system is a healthy 308 hp, according to BMW.

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When it comes to the fuel economy, the green credentials of the 2017 BMW X5 might not be stellar as might be suggested, as the xDrive40e model offers 25 mpg highway fuel economy. But this is dependent, of course, by your driving pattern. The longer you travel the mediocre the fuel economy become, but the more you stay on EV the better they’re going to be.

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Areas you will find the BMW X5 disappointing in, include a cramped third-row seat, and a costly price tag relative to what the competition offers. There are no shortage of appealing rivals in this segment. They include the 2017 Audi Q5 Hybrid, the 2017 Lexus RX 450h, and Porsche’s 2017 Cayenne S E-Hybrid.

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Available Trims – BMW X5

The 2017 BMW X5 is offered in a single well-equipped trim all-wheel drive (xDrive40e) model. The xDrive50i, xDrive35i, and the xDrive35d reviews are separately covered, as is the high-performance X5 M and LCI models.

Exterior Changes & 2017 BMW X5 Interior Review

Accessories and features provided as standard for the plug-in X5 include roof rails, 19” wheels, a panoramic sunroof, adjustable suspension dampers, 10-way heated front power seats, rear and front parking sensors, remote keyless entry, adaptive xenon headlights, a rear air suspension system, Hybrid-specific instrumentation, auto-dimming heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

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Standard electronics include a USB port, a nine-speaker sound system, a 10.2” central display screen, BMW Assist, HD radio, an auxiliary audio input, a navigation system, a CD player, hybrid-specific iDrive menu, and voice controls.

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Different color schemes, wheel designs, upholstery and trim selections are offered by many customizable option packages. For example, three equipment “line” – M Sport, xLine, and Luxury – offer plenty of interior customization depending on the user’s taste and style. The Luxury Seating, for instance, offers retractable headlight washers, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel. The Premium package offers a leather upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, automatic dual-zone climate control, and satellite radio, while the M-Sport line tacks in shift paddles and sport front seats.

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Standalone options, as of this writing, include manual rear window sunshades, an upgraded leather upholstery, deluxe Harman Kardon audio system, a night-vision camera, a rear-seat entertainment system, pedestrian detection, power-closing doors, a self-parking system, an upgraded interior trim, and smartphone integration app.

2017 BMW X5 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid is a side-to-side working relationship between a four-cylinder gasoline engine and battery pack housed under the cargo floor. The familiar gasoline mill comes mated to an eight-speed specialized automatic transmission system.

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There are also rumors of an additional mill but the claims haven’t been substantiated yet. We expect BMW to make an announcement regarding the same, months ahead of its official release date after which an update will be made to this post.

The total power production by the system stands at about 308 horsepower and 332 lbs. ft. of torque. Zipping from 0-60 mph, according to BMW, should be expected in just under 6.5 seconds, while 130 mph is the electronically limited top speed.

2017 BMW X5 Release Date & Price

2017 BMW X5 Release date

The 2017 BMW X5 SUV should be expected to cost $54,700, and $3,000 more for the BMW X5 Diesel. The model are scheduled to be offered for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

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2020 BMW 6 Series Release Date and Review

The new 2020 BMW 6 Series convertible and coupe stands tall in the two-door luxury segment thanks to the stellar powertrains, feature galore, and beautifully trimmed cabins. Some of its highlights include a superbly crafted interior, refined and powerful engines, a relatively large trunk, and the convertible comes with a versatile soft top. Its release date should be expected this fall.

For 2020, the 6 Series gains restyled exterior mirrors, a new Black Accent package, a new standard LED headlights, and a sport exhaust system.

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For anyone who has had the pleasure of riding prior 6 Series models, you can attest to the fact that it offers the perfect definition of “quiet confidence,” if such term exists. And just like every other BMW brethren, the vehicle comes with a commanding presence, first-rate technology features, and superlative turbocharged engines. The only lingering question on most driving enthusiast is whether or not the 6 Series is sporty enough.

For seasoned BMW users, it’d be strange to query BMW’s sporting credentials. However, the 2020 6 Series is undoubtedly a heavy and large vehicle, and just to be frank, some people looking for some driving athleticism may be disappointed. But to set the record straight, the 6 Series still remains a majestic beast that offers an impressive 445 horsepower for the 650i model.

However, as much as the 6 Series might seem perfect, its price range has a host of alternatives galore. They include 2020 Jaguar F-Type, 2020 Porsche 911, and 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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BMW 6 Series – Available Trims

The new 2020 BMW 6 Series is available in only two trims: base 640i and well-equipped 650i. Each of the trims can further be specified as either convertible or coupe. The 2020 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is reviewed separately.

2020 BMW 6 Series Exterior Redesign & Interior Changes

Standard accessories available for the 640i include keyless ignition and entry, heated six-way power front seats, automatic wipers, adaptive suspension dampers, 18” wheels, ambient interior lighting, driver memory settings, a rearview camera, automatic climate control (dual-zone), tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, power folding and heated auto-dimming mirrors, and a sport exhaust system.

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Standard infotainment features include satellite and HD radio, a navigation system, a nine-speaker sound system, mobile app integration, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 10.2” touchscreen display, and a digital instrument panel.

The 2020 BMW 650i trim gets a 16-way power front seats, upgraded leather upholstery, 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround audio system, and 19” wheels.

The Driver Assistance Plus package available optionally includes automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, speed limit information, active blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning system, and a 360-degree camera.

The Cold Weather and Black Accent packages come with unique interior trim, a steering heated wheel, a two-tone leather upholstery, dark exterior trim, and 19/20” wheels, while the Individual Composition package includes extended premium leather upholstery, simulated suede headliner, a number of color schemes, and various interior trim inlays.

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The M Sport package comes with a faux suede headliner, 19” wheels, an aerodynamic body kit, dark exterior trim, and a sport steering wheel. Other options available include the Bang & Olufsen surround audio system, active roll stabilization, automated parallel-parking system, a variable-ratio steering, pedestrian detection, and an infrared night vision display.

Engine Specs – 2020 BMW 6 Series

An eight-speed auto transmission system with paddle shifters, a rear-wheel-drive, and a launch control all come standard. The xDrive is optional.

A turbocharged 3.0L inline-six engine rated at 330 pounds of torque and 315 horsepower is available for the 2020 BMW 640i engine. Also, an automatic stop-start system is available, which shuts down the engine whenever the vehicle comes to a halt.

As per the EPA fuel economy ratings, the 640i coupe should return 20/31/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/31/24 mpg for the 640i Convertible. With an xDrive, expect 20/29/23 mpg for both the convertible and coupe.

Stepping up the performance to another level is the 2020 BMW 650i, which comes with a 4.4L turbocharged V8 engine rated at 445 horsepower and 480 pounds of torque. EPA stats for the 650i convertible and coupe stand at 17/25/20 mpg, and 16/25/19 mpg for the 650i xDrive.

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Release Date & 2020 BMW 6 Series Convertible Price

The 2020 BMW 6 Series coupe should set you back by an MSRP price starting from $77, 300, the Sedan from $79,500, and $84,800 for the Convertible. As for its release date, we should expect the first model in fall 2019.